By becoming a community volunteer litter picker in Charnwood, you can help make the borough a cleaner and more attractive place to live, work, and visit.

Any time you can give to help keep your local area tidy and litter-free is hugely appreciated by Charnwood Borough Council and the community.

Individuals living within the borough of Charnwood are welcome to apply to loan a kit(s) or request bags by using the contact us form below. 

Apply to loan a litter picking kit

Litter picking do's and don'ts



  • Remain safe and seen at all times.
  • Consider completing your own risk assessment for your litter pick.
  • Ensure suitable clothing and footwear is worn and protective gloves if preferred.
  • Report any found needles, asbestos and other hazardous material to us directly by calling 01509 634 563 to ensure it’s safe and correct removal.
  • Please complete the litter form to arrange collection of the litter pick. Always leave the waste in a safe place and always ensure that the bags of waste are a significant distance away from the highway. 
  • For health and safety reasons, please do not litter pick any motorways do not litter pick any A roads such as the A6 or A46.
  • Do not litter pick any road (especially country lanes between Villages) that have either narrow or no verges as these roads are often 60mph roads and are dangerous.
  • Avoid entering watercourses of any type (canals, brooks, dykes etc.).
  • Do not litter pick deep ditches or steep embankments anywhere.
  • Do not litter pick canal towpaths – this land is owned and managed by The Canal & Rivers Trust.
  • Please avoid litter picking all private land including parkland and woods.
  • Please avoid litter picking Parish Council owned land (except where the Parish Council are aware and will dispose of all collected litter).
  • Please avoid litter picking open countryside as this area is not required to be attended to through our street cleaning contract with Serco.

If you would like any further information about how you can help to improve our local environment, please visit the Keep Britain Tidy website.

Last updated: Thu 28th September, 2023 @ 11:56